Dr. Stephen Phinney: Can you follow a ketogenic diet if you have no thyroid?

Dr. Stephen Phinney: Can you follow a ketogenic diet if you have no thyroid?


Again we have to be careful not to give specific medical advice, but in general terms,
taking thyroid medication can fully replace what the
thyroid gland normally does. And it’s important to point
out that the thyroid gland doesn’t make active thyroid hormones. It makes a precursor, called, we just say it’s, it’s a precursor, it has
four iodine molecules on it. Active thyroid hormone has three. The thyroid makes the one with four, your liver takes away one of those iodines to make the three. So you can take the
thyroid hormone by mouth, and then the liver does the final step, and can regulate much of that process. And TSH is a useful test
because that’s a measure of what the brain perceives in terms of what the liver’s doing. And so that can be used by your physician to help judge the dose of oral thyroid medicine as prescribed. So again this is something
that has to be managed between you and your
primary care physician. We can’t give you
specific advice for that.

9 Replies to “Dr. Stephen Phinney: Can you follow a ketogenic diet if you have no thyroid?

  1. You are not answering the question in regards to being able to go on the Ketogenic diet! We know not having a thyroid gland means we have to take thyroid meds !!! What about being on the Keto diet. I have no thyroid and am on Synthroid

  2. I was on ketones diet a week and I do not have thyroid I am on syntroid medicine I don,t know why but today in morning I was awake my pulse was 105 very high blood pressure 80/59 very low I checked through the day pulse was 72-77 blood pressure close 85/-60 . I am not sure if it is ketones diet but I do not remember last 2-3 years I had this condition. I hope it is just happened by accident. The ketones diet make feel full not hungry I loved

  3. good Gawd you never answered the question in the title of your own video!
    Can KETO be safe for people with NO Thyroid?
    What the hell?!

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